1956 Update

In memory of John Ostheimer: A portion of his contribution to 50th Reunion class book:

“I’m very happy about how my personal life has worked out. I suppose I grew up somewhat at Deerfield, but it wasn’t until college that I gained enough self-confidence to really accomplish much. Regrets?
I’m pained and frustrated by the gap between what our country could be, and what it actually is. We have squandered the opportunity to be a force for peace and goodwill throughout the world, preferring to be xenophobic, insensitive and bullying. Having lived and worked in several other countries, and visited dozens, I have some sense of what a complicated place our world is. Yet, we have wasted much of our wealth and our momentary military/political dominance instead of helping to address its problems. We will reap what we have sown. I regret that I have not been able to do more personally about all this. Maybe I did some good as an educator. Judging from our children and grands, we surely did some good as parents. For that I’m thankful.”
-John Maurice Ostheimer

Joe Twichell


Frequently Asked Questions

Upon graduating from Deerfield, alumni enter a diverse network of former Deerfield students. Deerfield alumni have ventured into almost every area of employment, and many are at the top of their respective fields. The advantages of this vast network are numerous and significant, as every member of the Deerfield family receives the following:

Alumni are also eligible for alumni awards, such as the Ashley Award, Heritage Award, and the Mimi Morsman Award.

There are no membership fees or dues for members of the Deerfield family, but Deerfield does ask for assistance in a few areas. First of all, in order for Deerfield to have the most up-to-date records possible, we encourage members to keep us apprised of their current contact info. Alumni are also urged to direct all concerns and suggestions regarding Deerfield’s operations through the Executive Committee, the governing body of the Alumni Association. The committee acts as the voice of the alumni body, and works closely with the school administration. In order to keep tuition affordable and the quality of a Deerfield education at its highest, the Academy depends upon the continuing support of alumni and their families. This support can take the form of annual or capital gifts, or time spent volunteering on behalf of Deerfield.

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Deerfield, MA 01342